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Sabza-o-Gul and Karachi’s yesteryear

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KARACHI: It is no mean attempt to choose Ghalib’s couplet and base an entire exhibition on it. Sabza-o-Gul, a show presenting works of seven known artists of the country curated by Amra Ali, which opened at the Chawkandi Art Gallery on Tuesday evening, has the following Ghalib two lines as its theme: Sabza-o-gul kahan se […]

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Summer (E)scape

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KARACHI: While big exhibitions, in terms of number of artworks on display, can cause the viewer lose interest for they may feel there’s too much to choose from, it allows them to get the hang of contemporary trends. Trends cannot be understood in isolation or by witnessing a single creative individual’s effort. For that, a […]

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Six painters from Karachi

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KARACHI: There’s something about Karachi: inexplicable but influential, in more ways than one. Karachi’s artists are a testimony to this claim. Their work sets them apart from the artists belonging to the rest of the country. The turmoil that the city has undergone, or has been undergoing, for quite some time reflects in their paintings […]

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Love tales

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One of the many definitions of romance is that it’s a combination of wild and irrational ideas. Every famous love story has some element of irrationality at its core. This makes an artist’s job all the more difficult to depict romance in the form of a painting or sculpture. An exhibition of artist Zebun Zuby’s […]

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Begum Jaan to be restaged

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KARACHI: Indian playwright Javed Siddiqui’s celebrated play Begum Jaan is going to be restaged from Sept 12 at the National Academy of Performing Arts’ in-house theatre. This was announced by artistic director of the Napa Repertory Theatre Zain Ahmed at a press conference on the academy’s premises on Thursday evening. Journalists were also told that […]

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The art of Howard Hodgkin discussed

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: Distinguished art critic Marjorie Husain gave a brief but enlightening talk on the life and work of the renowned British artist Howard Hodgkin at the Canvas Art Gallery on Tuesday. Ms Husain expressed her satisfaction over the fact that the British Council had made it possible for Pakistani art lovers to […]

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Lyari children dazzle art lovers

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: They may be living in an area where turbulence has become an unavoidable occurrence but nothing can throw a spanner in their works. It was a visual and cerebral treat witnessing art exhibits created by students of Lyari’s Kiran School and handmade products made by their mothers at a one-day exhibition […]

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Colourful postures


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Peerzada Salman KARACHI: In art time and space matter as much as nature or anything related to socio-cultural issues faced by man on a regular basis. Time indicates the epoch in which artists set their work while space signifies the milieu where their subjects exist. And when the subject is the female figure with all […]

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